Central Valley Rescue Railroad, a local all-volunteer, non-profit dog rescue, just hosted its 6th annual Bark ’n’ Bid Benefit at the Whitney Barn in Exeter. The evening included a delicious dinner catered by BL Quality Meats and featured raffles, silent and live auctions, music, and dancing. The donated items included everything from an evening of fine dining in downtown Visalia to a Raiders tailgate party, a trip to Las Vegas, and even a 50” TV.

CVRR is committed to improving the conditions for homeless dogs in this area. In 2016 they saved the lives of 2,014 dogs and are on track to increase that number this year. The primary focus of the fundraiser was to raise enough money to begin Phase 1 of the Puppy Depot. That goal was reached and plans are underway.

The Bark ’n’ Bid Benefit provides the opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled evening with great food and wine while raising money for an extremely worthy cause. Mark your calendars now for April 28, 2018.

Over the next few months, CVRR will begin a big push to add volunteers to their rapidly expanding programs. For more information on how you can help, please contact BJ at 799-1775 or cvrr@cvrr.us. You can see the team in action every Saturday at Visalia PetSmart hosting adoptions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Photos by Aimee Sa Photography